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We are looking for players to be referred into our Women's England Talent Pathway from ANY playing environment, including Grassroots Football Clubs (Mixed and Girls Only), Schools and Community environments, Professional Game Academies and Emerging Talent Centres.

For the 2023/24 season we are prioritising:

- Players living in England born in 2008, 2009, 2010

- Players living in another country born in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Watch the ‘Future Lioness Characteristics’ videos below to gain more insight on what we are looking for and if you still want to refer a player then please wait for the next window to open at the start of the 2024/25 season.

The types of Playing Environments players are referred from

Future Lionesses Talent ID Events

Our Future Lionesses Talent ID Events are delivered both by the FA and a cohort of trusted partners and organisations who we have selected to help us unearth hidden talent across England.

Players who have been recommended to us via the referral process may be invited to attend one of these events and they are just one of the many ways we can consider a player.

Whichever type of event players are seen at, they are all considered in the same way, using our Future Lioness Characteristics to benchmark players.

Women's England Regional Top Talent Groups

For players who have been identified through our future Lionesses Talent ID activity, there will be a regional offer of support to provide best v best, stretch and challenge opportunities (inc v boys) to support top talent at focus age groups in region, enabling our pathway staff to have a greater knowledge of players in their regions and to prioritise individualised support for players.

Players will be individually invited into this group based on age and what we consider to be the right opportunity, for the right player at the right time.